Lorraine
 
Elizabeth Levitt
 
Katz
Address: 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 34th & Civic Center Blvd.
2155905338
Affiliations
Expertise

pediatric diabetes
pediatric carbohydrate metabolism
pediatric endocrinology

Dr. Levitt-Katz is a pediatric endocrinologist with a particular interest in patient-oriented research relating to carbohydrate disorders and insulin-like growth factors. Independent clinical investigations focus on insulin secretion in pediatric type 2 diabetes mellitus, the pediatric metabolic syndrome (a "pre-diabetic" state) and the physiology of fasting.

resident education
patient-oriented research

insulin-like growth factor axis
insulin resistance in children
type 2 diabetes in children

Appointments
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2006– present)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1996 – 2006)
Education
M.D., University of Connecticut (1989)
B.A., Biology, Barnard College/Columbia University (1984)
Selected Publications
The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Study Group Member). Rapid Rise in Hypertension and Nephropathy in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1735-1741.
The TODAY Study Group (Katz LEL - Study Group Member). The TODAY Study: An NIH Perspective on Its Implications for Research. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1777-1778.
The TODAY Study Group (Katz LEL - Study Group Member). Retinopathy in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes Participating in the TODAY Clinical Trial. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1772-1774.
The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Study Group Member). Treatment Effects on Measures of Body COmposition in the TODAY Clinical Trial. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1742-1748.
The TODAY Study Group (Katz LEL - Study Group Member). Safety and Tolerability of the Treatment of Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1765-1771.
The TODAY Study Group (Katz, LEL - Study Group Member). Effects of Metformin, Metformin Plus Rosiglitazone, and Metformin Plus Lifestyle on Insulin Sensitivity and B-Cell Function in TODAY. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1749-1757.
The TODAY Study Group (Katz LEL - Study Group Member). Lipid and Inflammatory Cardiovascular Risk Worsens Over 3 Years in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. Vol 36(6) . 2013 June:1758-1764.
Lipman, T; Levitt Katz, Lorraine E; Murphy, Kathryn; Ratcliffe, Sarah; Howe, Carol J.. Increasing Incidence of type 1 Diabetes in Youth: Twenty Years of the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry. Diabetes Care. 2013 January.
Brar, C Preneet, Koren, Dorit, Gallagher, Paul R., Pendurthi, Bhavana, Katz, Lorraine E. Comparison of oral and intravenous glucose tolerance test derived sensitivity and secretory indices in Obese Adolescents. Clinical Pediatrics. Vol 52(3) . 2013:247-253.